Ingrid Hoffmann's Rice and Beans with a Kick

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, October 7, 2014

Aired October 7, 2014

Serves 4

1/2 pound spicy Italian sausage
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 14-ounce can tomato purée
1 14-ounce can black beans
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 pinch cinnamon
Ancho chili powder or chili powder, to taste
Salt and pepper
2 8-ounce packages 90-second brown rice


Remove the sausage from the casings. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté the sausage and the green pepper until the sausage is browned, about 8 minutes.

Add the tomato purée, beans, spices, salt and pepper. Lower the heat to medium-low and simmer for another 5 minutes to incorporate all flavors and heat through.

While the sausage-bean mixture is cooking, prepare the rice according to the package instructions.

Serve the sausage-bean mixture over the rice and enjoy.